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Subject: WL and holds
Date Posted: 10/27/2011 11:21 PM ET
Member Since: 3/28/2011
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I recently had a couple of my WL books come available, but at the time I was doing games and didn't have credits so I used the new feature that placed them on "hold."  I forgot exactly how it was presented, I think it gave me the option to click on "later" or "not now" or something like that.  It kept the books highlighted on my WL indicating it was on hold.  So, my question is, how do I now accept the book and get it??  I tried one book by clicking on "unhold" but nothing happened.  It remained on my WL, but it looks like it dropped me back to last in line :(   Could someone explain how this works??


Date Posted: 10/28/2011 1:01 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Using the Not Now button should just place the book on Hold on your Wish List. When you are ready to get it, you just check the box next to it and click the Unhold button.

Keep in mind that you could get an offer when you are not in the first place in line so when you Unhold the book you may not be in the #1 position. If it looks like you are last (and you've had it wish listed for a while so you shouldn't be), send in Feedback and ask the Team to look at it to see what went wrong. You can do that via the Contact Us link in the lower right under Company.

Date Posted: 10/28/2011 1:10 AM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2009
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Sorry, I haven't used it myself.  From Help Docs:

Introduced 8/24/2011.

The "Not Now" button on a Wish List offer will appear between the "I want this book" buttons and the "I do not want this book" on the offer while it is active on your My Account page.

What it does:

Clicking the Not Now button will decline that copy of the book but KEEP the book on hold on your Wish List, without losing its position in the Wish List line.  The "held" wish will continue to advance in the Wish List line (if it is not already #1) while it is on Hold. 

Then, when you're ready to accept the next offer of the book, you just go to your Wish List, unHold the Wish (click to check the box to the left of the listing and click UnHold at the top of the list), and wait for the next offer. 

Please note:

  • Each item on your Wish List will have the "Not Now" option only once - so if you use the Not Now button for a book, the next offer of that book will need to be accepted or declined.
  • There is no option to use the Not Now button retroactively - it is available only during the 48 hours in which the offer is active, on your My Account page.
  • If you are the only one wishing for a book and you use the Not Now button when the book is offered to you:
    • the book will go onto the posting member's Bookshelf and your Wish for the book will go on Hold on your Wish List. 
    • If you unHold the Wish later and the book is still available, it will be offered to you immediately.


Date Posted: 10/28/2011 8:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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When you hit Not Now it didn't save the book for you.  It moved it on to another person on the WL or made it available on the persons shelf. It wouldn't be fair to the sender ( or any other wishers) to have to wait until you decide you wanted the book.


Date Posted: 10/29/2011 8:49 PM ET
Member Since: 3/28/2011
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Thanks everyone for taking time to explain!  As it turns out, I guess after I did the "unhold" it worked because the book was offered to me again the next morning.  Worked out well :)